Living the Dream

I ran into some old friends from school this weekend, while I was out with my friends. One of the first questions out of our mouths were “What are you up to these days, where are you working?” Former design students ask their friends this question with a slightly worried look, because almost everyone graduated […]


I don’t feel like writing today. It was kind of a sad weekend, and I haven’t been sleeping well – and when I do sleep, I have vivid, scary dreams which would be excellent horror movie plots. It’s amazing how in a couple of days you can go from feeling on top of your game […]

My Own Personal Video Challenge

Lately, I’ve been really inspired by video. (Like this, this, this, or this) I’ve always been interested in documenting my life, but there’s something about those short films that document a specific moment that really draw me in. My favorite part of my last family trip was when we busted out the family videos. It […]


  A young girl I used to babysit for passed away last night. There’s not much to say, but she had the sweetest smile, the brightest personality, and she is already missed.

In Another Life

I was at a job interview a while back, and one of the questions they asked me was: what would I be if I wasn’t a graphic designer. This kind of threw me. I really like being a designer, so I haven’t put any thought into other career paths. I still need to be successful […]

Design Talk With Alison

In the past, I have worked with clients who take the work I give them, and come back with very specific instructions on how they want me to adjust the designs. They will ask me to move something two points to the left, and change the green to gray, rotate the logo, and make the […]

Good lord it’s been a month already?

  Oh goodness gracious. Allow me to begin this post with a little story. I was slumbering not so peacefully the other night (seriously, in the past couple of weeks I’ve awoken to think I saw someone standing over my bed – a mean trick of the shadows – there have been a lot of […]

Friday Fix

It’s the ‘things I want to buy for my shop’ edition. (clockwise from top left) striped washi tape, dog on it paper, someone in your state loves you postcards, kraft airmail envelopes, hot pink washi tape, indigo stripe paper, distinguished panel paper, blue + red crosses washi tape, paper twine

Eat, Move, Learn

I’ve always said I wanted to travel, but the closer I get to being in a place where it could be a reality, the more bogged down I get in the details. Sure, traveling sounds fun, but I’d probably have to get on a plane to get there, I wouldn’t get to sleep in my […]

Dwight, you ignorant slut

So, I sat down to write a post, and then this guy came over to do a little light maintenance, and Caspian has a history of hating him for some weird reason, so now I am writing this with a slightly panicked 80 pound dog breathing on my elbow and pawing at me for comfort. […]